What happens after chemo?

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What happens after chemo?

by merima22 on Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:00 AM

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My dad has 2 round of chemo behind him..2more go..But dose anyone know what happens after he is done..I mean will he feel better or worse i mean will his life ever be "normal" agin??..his hair started falling out..will it start growing back once he stops chemo..how about his weight will he start eating " normal" and gain some weight..how does this work?? He is 56 and stage IV lung cancer that has spread to his adrenal gland...Any advise will be helpful. I am so glad we have this boards..make me fell better to read all the stories an cope with my problem.

Thanks everyone for being here..

:)

Love Merima

RE: What happens after chemo?

by EEG_Tech on Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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Is life ever "normal" after chemo,  I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.  My husband has stage 4 cancer advanced to his glands, he has plueral infusion,  had 12 treatments with 4 more to go and he had double pnemonia.  He was in the hospital for 8 days.  The doctors said that there were more  lymph nodes that present then before, when he got out of the hospital the doctor said to get your affairs in order,  he ordered a pet scan To all of out surprise his cancer is in remission, they say that the chemo helped him.  So never give up hope and have him on everyones prayer list.

RE: What happens after chemo?

by support23 on Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:00 AM

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Yeah I would like to know to. My husband is going through radiation and chemo treatments. He has had 2 treatments of radiation so far. And is doing ok. he has 30 treatments of radiation and chemo once a week or a high dose every 3 weeks. I am scared. I lost my brother to cancer 3 years ago. and this brings back that. I love my husband and it's killing me to see him going through this. I am not trying to scare anyone if I have I do apoligize. Just trying to get support and hope.

thank you :-)

RE: What happens after chemo?

by tomjn on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:00 AM

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I think each person is different. Where is the radiation treatment being done, what part of his body. I was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and had chemo and radiation treatements there was a tumor in the media stinum area between my lungs that was treated with radiation that did more to keep from eating then the chemo, burned my esophagus so that i could not swallow and took about 1 month to heal. The radiation also caused permanent lung damage to one lung. Although after the chemo and radiation my appetitie returned, slowly, and i regained most of the weight i had lost. My hair over my entire body was lost with the last round of chemo #4. but shortly after gre back. due to my type of lung cancer having a tendency to spread to the brain there was two weeks of preventative radiation that 'burned what hair was there it did not grow back right although the rest of my body hair did. I now prefer to keep my head looking like a cue ball and it has now been 1 1/2 years of being cancer free. So having a cue ball head is the least of my worries. I praise the lord and am grateful for every day i am healthy.

RE: What happens after chemo?

by merima22 on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi Tomji,

My dad had radiation on his brain..we went for a check up on Wednesday and the Doctor put him on new medication for his apetite. He lost 8lbn in 2weeks...:(

Thanks everyone for your rely .I relly apriciate it..

God Bless all of you lovely people..

:)

Merima

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by a_white_rabbit on Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:00 AM

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..my route was operation then chemo, after session 4 it appears the
NSCLC has been blown away. as my blood's still shot to pieces despite
transfusions we're considering wait and see now, i really would like a
break from being used as a dartboard..

 

..life
changes,  s'a pain but true, by session 2 i was getting the works
after each heavy first round of the 3 week cycle,  i think the
worst was losing my nearly waist length dreds,  and no beard ? who
is that person in the mirror ? or maybe it's the weakness, so long
without decent exercise ? then again it might be the stress of of
re-arranging my life to cope with a a possible quick exit ? but it just
might be that so many people in the hospital know me ?..

 

 ..all
you can do is accept the new normal, and in my case, do something about
my favourite horse who's put on a lot of weight these past months..

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